Colleges across the country are recognizing students from Waccamaw High School for their on-campus success. Click any achievement to discover alumni from Waccamaw High School, view their personalized Merit pages, and learn about what they are accomplishing. (see more)
Colleges across the country are recognizing students from Waccamaw High School for their on-campus success. Click any achievement to discover alumni from Waccamaw High School, view their personalized Merit pages, and learn about what they are accomplishing.
Numerous students at Colby College received academic and leadership awards at the student awards ceremony.
Each academic department at Coastal Carolina University selects one student to win the departmental award each year, and that student is recognized at Honors Convocation, this year held on May 3. This year, more than 50 graduate and undergraduate students were recognized with this honor. Departmental awards recognize outstanding academic accomplishments by students as well as contributions to the academic quality of the department. Candidates are nominated and selected by the college faculty.
Approximately 1,183 students were eligible to walk in Coastal Carolina University's graduation exercises, held on campus at the HTC Student Recreation Center and Convocation Center in three separate ceremonies May 4-5.
A total of 718 students were eligible to walk in Coastal Carolina University's fall commencement, held in two ceremonies in the HTC Center on campus on Dec. 15. In his talk to Coastal Carolina University's fall 2017 graduation candidates, commencement speaker Luke Rankin shared advice given to him by his father. "As the years have gone by," said Rankin, who has served Horry County in the South Carolina State Senate since 1992, "I have learned that my father's three-word mantra is a profound philosophy of life. It's expressed in three simple words: observe, record and correlate. "Observe. Pay attention to the world.... Carefully observe the people you interact with every day, from the highest to the most humble, paying particular attention to the latter. Record. Remember what your observations have taught you. Note how can the mistakes you've made be avoided. Correlate. Weave those experiences, lessons and observations into your philosophy and the values you live by. Use that philosophy to forge your path through life to inform the way you treat others." Rankin was awarded the honorary degree Doctor of Public Service at the ceremony. Area physicians Charles G. Sasser and Covia L. Stanley were both awarded the honorary degree Doctor of Science. Two graduating students received the President's Award for Academic Achievement, which recognizes students with the highest cumulative grade point averages. The recipients of the award all had perfect 4.0 grade point averages, graduating summa cum laude: Hattie Adeline Jordan, an economics major of Conway, S.C. and Madeline Anne Lee, a marine science major of Fredericksburg, Va.
Lambda Pi Eta, the national communication honor society, inducted 29 new members at the University of South Carolina Aiken on May 2, 2018. Lambda Pi Eta was founded in 1985 at the University of Arkansas and the National Communication Association established LPH as an affiliate organization and as the official national communication honor society for undergraduates in 1995. In February, 1996, Lambda Pi Eta was certified by the Association of College Honor Societies, and now there are nearly 500 LPH chapters worldwide. The chapter at USC Aiken, the Nu Rho Chapter, was established in 2001 by Dr. Charmaine Wilson, at the urging of Communication major, Jason J. Hancock '02.
Twenty-three Coastal Carolina University students have been inducted into Lambda Pi Eta, the honor society for the National Communication Association. It has more than 500 active chapters at colleges nationwide.
The Coastal Carolina University Department of Music, in partnership with the Skipp Pearson Jazz Legacy Foundation, presented "Come Let Freedom Swing," a dual performance by the CCU Jazz Big Band and Carl Payne Big Band presented on Singleton Lawn East on Saturday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m.
More than 40 Coastal Carolina University students volunteered during the eighth annual Women's Leadership Conference and Celebration of Inspiring Women Feb. 5-6 at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Nearly 800 women attended the conference to hear keynote speakers Jenna Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush, author Cara Brookins, Boeing's Joan Robinson-Berry and NASCAR driver Julia Landauer. The conference is presented by Women in Philanthropy and Leadership (WIPL) at Coastal Carolina University.
The Coastal Carolina University Department of Theatre's production of William Shakespeare's "The Tragedy of Julius Caesar" featured an all-female cast of more than 25 CCU students.
Clemson University has announced the President's List for the fall 2017 semester.
Students were recently named to Colby's Dean's List for outstanding academic achievement during the fall semester of the 2017-18 academic year.
Wofford's Interim is a time for exploration and experiential learning away from the rigors of traditional academic courses for students and faculty alike. Students may choose from a variety of on-campus courses, professional internships and research projects, study abroad opportunities or their own independent study project, approved and guided by a faculty adviser. More than 200 students chose to study abroad during Interim 2018.
Fourteen Coastal Carolina University business students traveled to Charlotte for a Career Trek to meet with employers over the course of two days. Students met with employers from Aerotek, Vanguard, Red Ventures and Ingersoll Rand and participated in various types of activities, including resume-building and LinkedIn workshops, Q&A sessions with employers and more. The purpose of this trip was to bring top-performing business students to the attention of employers and recruiters in the Charlotte area due to the large percentage of CCU alumni relocating to Charlotte after graduation.
Study abroad is a major component of Wofford's commitment to shaping globally connected citizens. Opportunities range from travel/study Interim projects to a full-year at a university abroad. Students may choose from more than 200 programs and 59 countries. Co-curricular opportunities include service learning, internships and cultural excursions.
Coastal Carolina University welcomes 2,373 first-time freshmen as its Class of 2021 for Fall 2017. Go, Chants!
Members of the Wheaton College men's soccer team were named to the 2016 All-Conference team.
Wofford's Interim is a time for exploration and experiential learning away from the rigors of traditional academic courses for students and faculty alike. More than 150 students chose to participate in internships and research projects during Interim 2016.
Some 83 students participated in the recent Coastal Carolina University Undergraduate Research Competition. Presentations were delivered by students from 20 majors representing all academic colleges, illustrating the outstanding quality of student research at the University. Students presented alone or in teams, and a few presented their work on two different projects. Together, they have served to highlight the considerable research talents of our students and the wealth of experiential learning opportunities at CCU.
Members of the Wofford College Orientation Staff will greet first-year students on Aug. 25 as the college welcomes the Class of 2019.
Wofford College student Mitchell Saum pitches project during 3rd Annual Impact and Launch Competition
Wofford's Impact and Launch programs offer scholarships to students who want to learn entrepreneurship skills through the Impact tract, which promotes social-good projects and non-profit businesses, or through the Launch tract, where students start and run a for-profit business.
Ninety percent of Wofford's enrolled students receive approximately $32 million in scholarships, grants and loans each year. Each of the endowed scholarship funds requires that recipients demonstrate outstanding character, academic achievement, and potential for contribution to society; some have additional requirements for eligibility.
Ninety percent of Wofford College's enrolled students receive approximately $45 million in scholarships, grants and loans each year. Each of the endowed scholarship funds requires that recipients demonstrate outstanding character, academic achievement, and potential for contribution to society; some have additional requirements for eligibility.